Your typical Irish/Italian family. Steven is the oldest of 3 siblings, he lived in Somerville for some of his childhood before his family relocated to medford. He graduated from Medford High in 1970. That was the year that Steve & Shirley met and they began their lives together.
On September 8th 1974 Steven & Shirley got married & they lived in Somerville. On March 8th 1979 they had their first child, Stephanie who was and is of coarse a daddy’s girl. A few years later they had their second child, Steven who was & is his dad’s best buddy. From this point i will be referring to Steve also as Dad, since he is my dad!
We moved from Somerville to Medford when i was very little i don’t have many memories of Somerville but i do of Medford. Our grandfather (on dad’s side) lived just around the corner. He would come over and babysit us sometimes and we went over there all the time. The grownups would play cards and me and my sister would play in the other room. My aunt regina and uncle john lived close by as well and they also were a big part of our lives.
We have vacationed in Saco, Maine on Little Saba lake, the cottage we rent is very nice and private with a dock & swing-set for the kids, we love it here. We vacation here for a few summers. Steve loves to go for Sunday drives just to see the sights. We have also vacationed in New Hampshire and of coarse Disneyland where dad was tricked into dressing up like a lady for the Psycho attraction in universal studios, classic! I recall going to battleship cove, Canobie Lake Park and Riverside Park before it was called Six Flags. My sister and i also played baseball growing up.
From Medford we move to Plymouth, my mom called it “the boonies” it was far to country for her, however me and my sister loved it, the neighborhood was new and booming with kids. The new house, the yard, it gave dad lots to “putter” with, i do believe his favorite thing to do is to “putter” (you will have to look that up in an old English dictionary if you don’t know what it means). We had many a birthday party on the back deck and my parents as awesome as they were had a pool put in, but they made grampa dig the hole, it was cruel. Me and my sister each got a new puppy, my dad is a real animal lover.
By this time my dad has me in hockey (lots of early morning practices) and my sister has a horse in hanson, speaking of which i may have tracked down the origin of her horse obsession. My sister shared this passion with my dad and they eventually built their own stable.
The family keeps growing, my sister has 2 kids, Brian & Travis, Dad’s grandchildren. Life continues on this way with the family spending time together, more vacations more memories of our loving father.
Learn more about this great man……
- My dad had a boat growing up and we spent many a days as a family out on the water.
- He loves history, especially WW2 history.
- His favorite band was Led Zepplin.
- He loved rock & roll.
- He loved the wild west.
- He loves to cook.
- He loves to eat.
- He loves to read.
- He loves spending time with family.
- He is a true jack-of-all trades, my dad can do anything he puts his mind too.
- He liked to relax.
- He liked to joke.
- He was handsome.
- He saw trans-siberian orchestra every Christmas for 7 years running.
- He loved horses.
- He loved his dog.
- He loved to vacation.
- He loved the outdoors.
- He loved holidays.
- He loved his mom.
- He loved his sister & Brother-in-law.
- He loved his brother.
- He loved his wife.
- He loved his daughter.
- He loved his son.
- He loved brian. (son in law)
- He loved Jess (soon to be daughter in law)
- He loved little brian. (grandson)
- He loved travis. (grandson)
- He love his cousins, old & new.
- He loved otila.
- He had to much love to list but most importantly he loved life, far more then most people and didn’t deserve to have it cut short.
On Friday January 4th, 2013 @ 12:10 PM Dad’s battle with pancreatic cancer came to an end. He was surrounded by loved ones in his home. I wanted people to be able to come here to learn about this great man and then leave him a message, showing him not only how many people knew and loved him but that people will continue to get to know him and love him. The cancer got to him first and i will regret that for as long as i live.